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Land Settlement (Facilities) Act 1919

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12Extension of powers of councils in relation to land acquired under principal Act

(1)Subject to the consent of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries in cases where their consent is required under this section or under regulations made by the Board, a county council shall have power in any case where in the opinion of the council it is necessary or expedient so to do for he better carrying into effect of the principal Act—

(a)To erect, repair, or improve dwelling houses and other buildings on any land acquired by the council under the principal Act, or to execute any other 'improvement on or in connection with and for the benefit of any such land, or to arrange with the tenant of any such land for the execution of any such improvement of such terms as may be agreed ;

(b)to sell, mortgage, exchange, or let any such land or any interest therein, subject, in the case of any sale, mortgage, or exchange, to the consent of the Board, and in the case of a mortgage subject also to the consent of the Local Government Board ;

(c)in a case where no power of appropriation is otherwise provided, with the consent of the Board and the Local Government Board and subject to such conditions as to the repayment of any loan made for the purpose of the acquisition of the land or otherwise as the last-mentioned Board may impose—

(i)to appropriate for any purpose for which the council is authorised to acquire land under the principal Act any laud held by the council for other purposes of the council; or

(ii)to appropriate for other purposes of the council land acquired by the council under the principal Act:

(d)generally to manage any land acquired by the council under the principal Act.

(2)Sections eight and sixteen of the principal Act (which relate respectively to the adaptation of land for small holdings and to the letting of land unsold and to the sale of superfluous or unsuitable land), shall cease to have effect.

(3)The provisions of the Lands Clauses (Consolidation) Act, 1845, with respect to the sale of superfluous land, shall not apply to land acquired by a council under the principal Act.

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